Terrapin Crossroads is opening its doors to a new outdoor performance space, The Backyard, this spring. In celebration of the opening, there will be an all-day music gathering on April 17, with two very special performances from Phil Lesh & Friends, as well as from Soulive and Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang.The full Friends lineup includes Soulive‘s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans, as well as Jason Crosby, the Terrapin Horns and a “very special guest.”Don’t miss the grand opening of The Backyard! Music starts at 1pm on Sunday, April 17, goes all day. Tickets are still available here.[Photo via Terrapin Crossroads Facebook]
When LCD Soundsystem said their ‘Long Goodbye’ in 2011, the band filled Madison Square Garden for the emotional performance. Now, almost five years to the day, LCD will return to New York once more. Already announced to headline Panorama Festival in July, the band will hit Webster Hall for two nights of musical mayhem, this Sunday March 27th and Monday March 28th.These mark the band’s first shows in five years, though the group is slated to perform at a number of summer festivals, including Coachella and Bonnaroo. While MSG holds roughly 18,000 people, Webster Hall’s main stage has a capacity of 1,500 – and you can bet that it will be a packed house.To gain entry to the shows, dubbed “Back From The Dead,” fans can enter a lottery for tickets. Best of luck to everyone who enters!
Last night, Phish treated fans to a number of tour debuts, as well as the second version of “Fluffhead” on this summer’s tour. Playing the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME, one fan got a little too excited during the “Fluffhead,” finding his way on stage during the song. The fan brought his own drum sticks with him, and jammed with Jon Fishman for a few seconds before being escorted off by security.Watch the whole thing go down below.
Ever the masters of pop-funk, Vulfpeck recently returned with their newest studio effort, The Beautiful Game. In our review, we went in-depth into each track on the album, capturing The Beautiful Game and all of its quirks within the Vulfpeck catalog. At the heart of it all is an insatiable groove, powered by Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart and Woody Goss.Today, the band has shared their brand new music video for the track “Daddy, He Got A Tesla.” With more of a space-funk Herbie Hancock vibe to it, “Daddy, He Got A Tesla” is a bit of a departure from Vulfpeck’s sound, but they master it all the same. The song includes collaborators Joey Dosik, Pegasus Warning and Jamire Williams, all adding their soulful sounds and musicianship to the tune.Check out the band’s new video, which premiered just now on Facebook, below.
moe. spent their weekend at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre, celebrating the holiday season with their first-ever, two-night Famoe.ly Holiday Concert series. “Two night” may not be the best phrase, because yesterday’s performance was actually played during the light of day, as an acoustic brunch set at Garcia’s – the smaller venue adjacent to the main Cap room.After a night spent in the main hall debuting new originals and dusting off tunes from their Seasons Greetings album, the band brought out the acoustics and worked through a very fun performance. They opened with some classics, “Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Okayalright,” and included a few holiday tunes in their setlist with “Hey It’s Christmas” (a debut), “Together at Christmas” and “Blue Christmas.” There was also time for an acoustic “Chromatic Nightmare,” as well as the show’s finale, an acoustic version of their new favorite cover song, “Jump Around.”Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of taper Brian V. You can also see a full gallery of the two night stand below, courtesy of Capacity Images.Setlist: moe. | Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/4/16Set: Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Okayalright, Hey, It’s Christmas#, Shoot First, McBain, Together At Christmas*##, Dead Flowers, Nebraska, Chromatic Nightmare, Blue Eyed Son, Blue Christmas^, Tambourine, Faker > MothEnc: Jump AroundNotes:# FTP## LTP > 12/12/13^ LTP > 12/08/12 Load remaining images
Today’s festival scene is oftentimes saturated with sameness. If you only enjoy live music and camping under the stars, then this formula is a recipe for success ad infinitum. Like many of the friendly faces attending this year’s MAYfest, however, I often find myself in search of more – more variety, more meaningful connections, and a more holistic experience of forming a temporary community of like-minded folk. If you too share this desire, consider attending MAYfest over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.Held May 26th-28th at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY, MAYfest – both an acronym of music, arts, and yoga as well as a pun for the timing of this annual gathering – is a truly unique and immersive experience. Designed to blur the lines between music, community, art, yoga, creative expression, and a shared sense of self, MAYfest is as unique a festive jamboree as they come.The musical lineup is equally as diverse: with headliners Rusted Root, Ozomatli, and Dar Williams, there is no shortage of variety. Other featured musicians and bands include DJ Drez, Dustin Thomas, Will Evans with Rising Tide, The Garcia Project, Upstate Rubdown, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Srikala, The Breakneck Boys, and more!For the painters, photographers, sculptors, and dreamers among us, MAYfest has partnered with the Garrison Art Center to once again provide an endless array of opportunities for self-expression throughout the entire weekend. Professional artists-in-residence include: Jaanika Peerna, Christina DiMarco, and Robert Sturman, to name just a few.Tying the entire weekend together through flow, relaxation, and breath, MAYfest will also feature an extensive array of interactive classes and workshops exploring a variety of yogic styles for participants at all levels. Each and every program will be taught by some of the region’s absolute best yogis: Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini, Amy Pearce-Hayden, Jessica Bellofatto, and many others from the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.MAYfest is also deeply family focused, offering fun workshops for children and their parents throughout the weekend. In the spirit of inclusion and service, MAYfest is also partnering with the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), a non-profit organization that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to our veterans and their families. A nationwide Memorial Day campaign to honor fallen troops will culminate on Sunday afternoon during VYP’s Introduction to Mindful Resilience Yoga. And for anyone who has served in the US armed forces, MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% discount.From the folks who brought you the immensely popular Catskill Chill Music Festival, MAYfest is sure to offer you and your family a warm and friendly weekend gathering for community-minded folks in search of programming variety in an inclusive environment. Tickets are currently available for the entire weekend, with additional options for single-class tickets and day passes. Discount tickets are available for children under 12, while children under 5 are admitted free with an adult.
The biggest music-streaming service in the world, Spotify, has signed a new major partnership with Samsung, the biggest smartphone producer in the world. Spotify will now be the official music service provider for all of Samsung’s products, including smartphones, televisions, tablets, watches, and speakers. In the future, when you purchase a Samsung product, Spotify will be integrated into the set-up process on new devices, as well as merged into Samsung’s voice assistant program and Samsung’s smart-home apps.Although never directly addressed by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, there is now a clear competition between Spotify and Apple‘s Apple Music, as the latter app comes readily installed on all of Apple’s iPhones and also just landed a deal to give Verizon smartphone customers six months of free service. With Samsung being the biggest smartphone producer in the world, Spotify should have a less strenuous battle reaching smart-phone users around the world. Plus, unlike Apple Music’s subscription-only service, Spotify offers an ad-supported listening tier that costs nothing for the consumer, allowing a more pleasant experience for first-time Spotify users unfamiliar with the app’s interface.In a recent Q&A with his own company, CEO Daniel Ek explained that the partnership,Reduces the friction for users to get Spotify up and running on multiple Samsung devices once the accounts have been linked” and “allows us to create a seamless music listening experience together for the user that would be hard for either of us to build alone.” He added, “We believe that this significant long-term partnership will provide Samsung users across millions of devices with the best possible music streaming experience, and make discovering new music easier than ever — with even more opportunities to come.So what does this mean for Spotify? It’s likely we will see a rise in overall Spotify users and artists joining the platform. It also could mark the transition out of a completely Apple-product dominated world, but we’ll just have to wait and see. [H/T Rolling Stone]
Phil Lesh and his ever-evolving cast of bandmates took the stage inside the Grate Room at his Terrapin Crossroads venue last night to recreate one of the Grateful Dead‘s classic shows. The performance on Wednesday at Lesh’s family-friendly venue was a full-set recreation of his former band’s 1987 concert originally held at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California on the same date, November 14th.Wednesday’s concert was the first of three “On This Day In Dead History” shows that Lesh has planned for this week, with the next two scheduled for Friday, November 16th, and Sunday, November 18th. Lesh was joined on Wednesday by Anders Osborne and Stu Allen on guitar, Steve Molitz on keys, and Nathan Graham holding down the rhythm section. Thankfully, by the power of Nugs.net, the entire show was streamed live from the San Rafael venue for Deadheads around the country to turn on, tune in and enjoy.Phil Lesh & Friends – Terrapin Crossroads – 11/14/18[Video: Nugs.net]The show begins right at the video’s 10:41 mark with that infamous, bold D-minor chord of “Shakedown Street” powering its way through the speakers. The lengthy opening jam provided the lineup with an immediate opportunity to stretch their group-mind abilities and take the title track from their 1978 Shakedown Street LP for a walk through the woods, just as the Dead used to do it. The first set continued after some solid jamming with “Little Red Rooster”, “Althea” and a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. The set would come to a close with the band playing through a fun version of The Meters‘ “Hey Pocky A-Way” followed by the always lively “Deal”, with Stu Allen leading the way on vocals for the dance-friendly song. To make for an even better free show stream experience, fans were encouraged to stick around at setbreak to tune into a performance from Colonel & The Mermaids.Set two started out hot with the galloping rhythm of “Maggie’s Farm” before the band quickly transitioned into “Cumberland Blues”. The second set was then off and running with an extended “Playing In The Band” > “Terrapin Station” segment, the latter featuring Phil trading off vocal duties with Allen. “Drums” > “Space” followed, as was customary by the Dead’s nightly setlists at that point in their career. The band continued with a stretch of Dead favorites (“I Need A Miracle” > “Stella Blues” > “Throwing Stones”) before ending with Bobby “Blue” Bland classic “Turn On Your Love Light”, best known to Deadheads as a quintessential Ron “Pigpen” McKernan live tune. Phil and company returned to the stage (following his organ donor rap) to close out the night with their cover of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)”.Below, fans can also tune into the original audio from the Dead’s 1987 Long Beach performance below to hear to how well Phil and his new band did at revisiting the old show.Grateful Dead – 11/14/87 – Full Audio[Audio: Uploaded by Johnathan Aizen]Fans hoping to attend the next “On This Day In Dead History” show on Friday can click here for tickets. Although Phil Lesh has yet to announce which historical show his band will be revisiting, we do know that it was a show played on November 16th. If we had to guess, we’d bet they’ll be pulling out the setlist from the Dead’s performance at the Fillmore East on 11/16/70.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 11/14/18Set One: Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Hey Pocky A-Way, DealSet 2: Maggie’s Farm > Cumberland Blues, Playing In The Band > Terrapin Station > Drums/Space > I Need A Miracle > Stella Blue > Throwing Stones > Turn On Your Love LightEncore: Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, pioneering English prog-rockers King Crimson has added a batch of upcoming tour dates to their already extensive 2019 world tour.The newly added dates will see the band play a two-night run at Warsaw, Poland’s Teatr Roma on June 26th and 27th, as well as three shows at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropolitan on August 23rd 24th, and 29th, with a show at Guadalajara’s Teatro Diana in between on August 27th. King Crimson also added an additional U.S. show at Denver, CO’s Paramount Theater on September 8th. The only other dates the band announced are three performances at the Doctor Music Festival in Escalarre, Spain on the July 12th, 13th, and 14th.An exclusive presale for the shows in Mexico starts on January 24th via Ticketmaster with the code KCMX19.The 2018-2019 iteration of King Crimson features guitarist Robert Fripp as the only original member in the band, along with saxophonist Mel Collins, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Pat Mastelotto, drummer Gavin Harrison, singer Jakko Jakszyk, drummer Bill Rieflin, and drummer Jeremy Stacey. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s official website here.King Crimson 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):10 JUN 2019 HAUS AUENSEE Leipzig12 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt13 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt15 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart16 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart18 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London19 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London20 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London26 JUN 2019 TEATR ROMA Warsaw27 JUN 2019 TEATR ROMA Warsaw29 JUN 2019 ZITADELLE Berlin04 JUL 2019 ROMISCHES THEATER AUGUSTA RAURICA Basel08 JUL 2019 ARENA DI VERONA Verona12 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare13 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare14 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare10 STUPINIGI SONIC PARK Torino18 ARENA SANTA GIULIANA Perugia23 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City24 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City27 AUG 2019 TEATRO DIANA Guadalajara29 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City03 SEP 2019 GREEK THEATRE Los Angeles08 SEP 2019 PARAMOUNT THEATER Denver10 SEP 2019 AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Chicago21 SEP 2019 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL New York CityView All Tour Dates
Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk outfit Turkuaz has announced an upcoming batch of east coast spring tour dates, which will see the band cover ground all the way from Vermont to Florida, with plenty of stops in between. Aqueous will be joining the fun at select stops on Turkuaz’s extensive “Life In The City Tour”.Turkuaz’s lengthy tour comes in support of their recently released album, Life In The City, which marks Turkuaz’s fifth album, following up 2015’s Digitonium. Notably, one of the album’s nine tracks, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and engineered by ET Thorngren.The newly added tour dates will begin in State College, PA’s State Theatre on April 4th, before stops at Hartford, CT’s Infinity Hall (4/5); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (4/6); Ithaca, NY’s The Haunt (4/11); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (4/12); Charlotte, NC’s The Underground (4/13); Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground (4/18); Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theater (4/19); Boston, MA’s Paradise Rock Club (4/20); Charleston, SC’s Pour House (4/25); Tampa, FL’s Crowbar (4/26); with a final show at Miami, FL’s North Beach Bandshell on April 27th.Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz “Life In The City Tour” (newly added dates bolded):January 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeJanuary 24 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art CompanyJanuary 25 Austin, TX @ Antone’sJanuary 26 Houston, TX @ Last Concert Café^^January 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$February 9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos $$February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++March 5 Snowmass Village, CO @ Bud Lite Hi Fi Concert SeriesMarch 7 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads ^^March 8 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^^March 9 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre ^^March 10 Detroit, MI @ El Club ^^March 14 Louisville, KY @ Gravely BrewingMarch 15-16 Columbus, OH @ St. Fatty’s Daze FestivalApril 4 State College, PA @ The State Theatre ~April 5 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall ~April 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~April 11 Ithaca, NY @ The HauntApril 12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~April 13 Charlotte, NC @ The UndergroundApril 18 Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundApril 19 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville TheaterApril 20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock ClubApril 21 Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 FestivalApril 25 Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour HouseApril 26 Tampa, FL @ CrowbarApril 27 Miami, FL @ North Beach BandshellMay 3 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sMay 26 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival^^ with Paris Monster$$ with Object Heavy++ Eminence Ensemble~ w/ AqueousView All Tour Dates